Summer Eights 2017 – Saturday Race Reports

This year’s summer eights eights concluded with a special row for HCBC alumni celebrating the 50 year anniversary of their time racing on the Isis (supported by a few others celebrating a 10 year reunion).  We hope to make this and the evening reunion dinner a regular feature of HCBC’s Eights.  Please be in touch…

Torpids 2017 – Friday Race Reports

M1 –provisional up to 2 to 5th in Division I As things stand we have no idea of what happened in Men’s Division I and we’re not sure if M1 do either!  The provisional start list has a M1 up two to 5th in Division I but we understand that the start list for Saturday is…

Torpids 2017 – Wednesday Race Reports

It’s that Torpids time of year again, and the bumps action has kicked off on the Isis.  Please read below for Wednesday’s race reports. W1 – up 1 to 7th Division I Bow: Annabel Ault 2: Amy Holguin 3: Hannie Knox 4: Philippa Thornton 5: Penny Hyde 6: Marie Becker 7: Ros Martin Stroke: Abie…

WEHoRR Race Report

On Saturday March 4th, W1 yet again, returned to the Tideway to take part in the Women’s Eights Head of the River. With everyone still visibly tired from Torpids and no one having ever rowed what seemed like such a never-ending and daunting distance, we embarked on 3 hours on the water. It can definitely…

Torpids 2016 – Thursday Race Reports

W1 Race Report Returning to our beloved routine of communal fruit eating an hour before the race, we listed the various options open to us in the race today: 1. Row over 2. Over-Over Bump on a plummeting Teddy Hall 3. Bump Balliol (listed in order of expectation & being bumped was not an option). Recognising…

Torpids 2016 – Wednesday Race Reports

M1 Race Report Injuries and weather meant we did not have the preparation that we had desired when we regrouped at the start of term. Changing our Strokeman just over a week out was definitely not bad of the plan, however we had pulled together to overcome the potential pitfalls (including some lethal hidden chillis…

Torpids 2016: Rowing On

Much like a Shakespearian tragedy, M3’s day has had a series of unfortunate twists that, alas have left them without a bungline for Torpids. First came the news that the news that the result of rowing on had been declared a dead heat between Hertford and St. Benet’s. M3 would have to face off against…

Pre-Torpids Update from the HCBC President

With Hertford MIII rowing on tomorrow and Torpids proper starting on Wednesday we have put together a round up of the year so far for HCBC.  Good luck to all the Herford crews racing in Torpids!   The Year So Far Michealmas term started well with a good number of returning rowers taking part in a training…

HCBC December Kit Order

The HCBC kit ordering window is now open and we are pleased to be able to offer the opportunity for alumni to replenish their Hertford stash collection. Unisuits, splash jackets and leggings are available including the (in)famous stag leggings! Orders can be made directly and paid for through the Pontoon Sports website.  Simply create an…

Autumn Fours 2015 – Race Report

Attempting to avoid the carnage that is Michaelmas novice rowing, four rowers (Annie Taylor, Marianne O’Connor, Sarah Edwards and Marie Becker), one trusty cox (Joe) and our coach Caroline spent numerous sessions on the river in darkness, to prepare for Autumn 4s. Despite the fact that none of us could really see what exactly we…